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The Internet Archive Software Collection

The Internet Archive Software Collection is the largest vintage and historical software library in the world, providing instant access to millions of programs, CD-ROM images, documentation and multimedia.

The collection includes a broad range of software related materials including shareware, freeware, video news releases about software titles, speed runs of actual software game play, previews and promos for software games, high-score and skill replays of various game genres, and the art of filmmaking with real-time computer game engines.

Some highlighted collections:

The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit various kinds of software and firmware images for these systems. TOSEC catalogs over 200 unique computing platforms and continues to grow. The project has identified and cataloged over 450,000 different software images/sets, consisting of over 3.60TB of software, firmware and resources. The goal of the TOSEC project is to maintain a database of all software and firmware images for all microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. In addition to this, the project also catalogs other computing and gaming resources such as software and hardware manuals, magazine scans and computing catalogs.

The CD Archive collects thousands of Shareware and Cover CD-ROMs from the heyday of the CD-ROM (late 1980s to mid 2000s) and provides ISO images as well as links inside these collections of software. With over 2,500 discs now hosted, the archive allows access to a wide range of historical collections, including curations by defunct groups like Walnut Creek and Linux/Unix distributions of the past. Other CD-ROMs include images and digitized music, documentation sets and game modifications. Most of these CD-ROMs can be downloaded as .ISO or .CDR files, as well as browsed online through the Internet Archive's file listing interface.

The DEMU collection is a curated collection hosting over 4,000 classic PC-based games from a quarter century. The collection contains shareware, freeware, and demo programs, all DOS or Windows-based.

The FTP Site Boneyard is a collection of various FTP sites from around the internet, gathering what were once the dominant form of file transfer online but which have fallen to the wayside in favor of other update servers and cloud-based storage. From the mid 1980s to the late 2000s, FTP sites would gather various needed patches, programs, utilities or information and make it available in a quick, seamless fashion. This boneyard contains many prominent FTP sites of the past, including MPOLI.FI and its ancient machine drivers, ftp.netscape.com and ftp.lotus.com. In all, many gigabytes of historical files are located here.

Many times, contributions and collections come in the form of a disk drive, or the output from a single hard drive's contents. Instead of delaying these items until they can be curated, the Disk Drives collection provides access to these large file repositories. In most cases, these collections can be browsed online, allowing access to all manner of user-created software writing dating from the 1980s-1990s period.

Built from the cache of an ISP that stopped providing a mirror after many years, the Linux Distributions collection contains many Linux and other Free OS distributions going back to the dawn of open-source operating systems. The collection primarily contains ISOs of the original CD and DVD-ROMs.

Many other groups are working hard to save and provide easier access to vintage software. Besides preserving the data off the original medium, these groups also classify, curate, and describe the software for historical context. In some cases, additional programs are provided to analyze the works and allow modern computers to access the material. The vintage software contains the many different efforts put out by these groups.

Be sure to browse the Software Sites collection, which gathers a number of now-dormant mirrors and collections to allow continued access to the older materials. Among the highlights are a 2004 TUCOWS mirror, a 2012 GITHUB gathering of deleted files, and others.

Finally, do not miss the Open Source Software Collection, which is the default contribution space for the users of the Internet Archive to keep copies of software available to all. Tens of thousands of programs, distributions and provisions are located here.

The Software Collection primarily provides the actual binary data for programs, as well as the original storage archives for files. If you are looking for manuals, books, or printed information, there are a number of other collections at the archive, including sections for manuals, computer magazines, computer newsletters and computer books.

Please contact Jason Scott, software curator at the Internet Archive, with questions, suggestions or possible donations to the collection.

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MythNetvision plugin for MythTV This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for mythplugins-mythnetvision . Website of the upstream project: http://www.mythtv.org License: GPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, mythplugins-mythnetvision
DEMU Collection
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TSORT 3.00 SORT FILTER * FREE (but donations are welcome). * Sort ANY size file quickly. * 16 and 32 bit OS/2 versions. * C source available for $35.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
DEMU Collection
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Bible Crossword Puzzles - Attractive VGA game. Solve electronic crossword puzzles on your computer. Answer peek, save work options featured. Requires mouse, VGA & hard disk.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
Arch Linux Historical Archive
by Arch Linux
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Osinfo database of information about operating systems for virtualization provisioning tools This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for osinfo-db . Website of the upstream project: https://libosinfo.org/ License: GPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, osinfo-db
Community Software
by Icoaraci Angelo Santana Meira
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Hyperspace Ship Space Time and Tachyons.
Topics: hyperspace, hyperspace travel, hyperspace ship, space-time, tachyons, new gravity, space ship,...
Community Software
by Icoaraci Angelo Santana Meira
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Hyperspace Ship with Tachyons and New Gravity Theory
Topics: hyperspace, hyperspace travel, space-time, tachyons, new gravity, space ship, space, ship, Angelo,...
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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MilkDrop Preset Collection
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Aderrasi Chromatic Ire (Signature Mix)
DEMU Collection
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Space Race (Door Game) 2.01: Now uses DOORFRAME library.
Topics: DEMU Collection Unsorted, BBS Doors
Community Software
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Wondershare TunesGo Retro 4.8.3.0 Multilingual + Crack
Topic: Wondershare TunesGo Retro 4.8.3.0 Multilingual + Crack
Community Software
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ESET NOD32 Antivirus & Smart Security v10.0.369.1 Final (x86x64)-xV
Topic: ESET NOD32 Antivirus & Smart Security v10.0.369.1 Final (x86x64)-xV
Source: torrent:urn:sha1:f9ec4273ae4bc6871e72986cd79131777f5317c3
Community Software
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Bigweld
Topics: Bigweld, Baldi
DEMU Collection
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Offline File Manager 1.11: For TAG BBS. Uses floppies.
Topics: DEMU Collection Unsorted, BBS Programs and Utilities
Community Software
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Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2016 v1.3.0 DC 09.11.2016 Multilingual
Topic: Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2016 v1.3.0 DC 09.11.2016 Multilingual
Source: torrent:urn:sha1:5d14cf53fb500196bcb14acb87591584fcd18e2e
DEMU Collection
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ACCU MUSIC SYSTEM v3.5 (DOS) - Lets you create music on your computer. You can: use graphics-based (or text-based) editor to enter notes and view them on the screen; transpose music to change key signatures or raise/lower music by half steps; play music on PC speaker or Adlib/SB comp. sound card; print music in sheet music format on printer; convert music to/from .ROL sound card format, etc. Allows multi-voice songs.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
KSP CKAN Mods
by linuxgurugamer
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AFBW is an input overhaul mod. It dramatically enhances the stock input system with a bunch of fixes and many new features. Homepage: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/175359-14-afbw-joystick-controller-mod/ Repository: https://github.com/linuxgurugamer/ksp-advanced-flybywire License(s): MIT
Topics: ksp, kerbal space program, mod
Community Software
by Icoaraci Angelo Santana Meira
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Space Ship build with time zero with hyperdrive. I AM bored. Bye, for awhile ...
Topics: hyperspace, hyperspace travel, hyperspace ship, space ship, space, ship, Ângelo, Angelo, angelo,...
DEMU Collection
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Clarion PIFs & icon for Windows.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
DEMU Collection
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Click/Right - allows you to call the Program Manager, File Manager, or Task Manager by pressing the right mouse button anywhere within the top-most window.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
DEMU Collection
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Windows calculator specialized to show continuous display of the accumulated SUM (like the M+ on a calculator). Also has Save-to-file, Store-Recall, Math functions and user-definable constants.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
DEMU Collection
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Tran's PMODE (32-bit) coding interface.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Tesseract OCR data (kat_old) This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for tesseract-data-kat_old . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tessdata License: APACHE See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, tesseract-data-kat_old
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Vulkan html documentation This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for vulkan-html-docs . Website of the upstream project: https://www.khronos.org/vulkan/ License: custom See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, vulkan-html-docs
Arch Linux Historical Archive
by Arch Linux
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An intelligent playlist plug-in for XMMS that tracks your listening patterns and dynamically adapts to your taste. This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for xmms-imms . Website of the upstream project: http://imms.luminal.org/ License: GPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, xmms-imms
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Acmeist PEG Parser Framework This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for perl-pegex . Website of the upstream project: https://metacpan.org/release/Pegex License: GPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, perl-pegex
KSP CKAN Mods
by DMagic
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An improved version of the stock maneuver node tool. Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/108704-12x-dmagics-modlets-latest-updates-science-relay-v30-and-eva-transfer-v60-11-18-2016/ Repository: https://github.com/DMagic1/KSP_Better_Maneuvering License(s): MIT
Topics: ksp, kerbal space program, mod
KSP CKAN Mods
by cmheisel
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Adds a probe core, electricity, an internal antenna, torque, and SAS capability to all stack decouplers in the game. Homepage: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/170148-131-decouple-with-control/ Repository: https://github.com/cmheisel/ksp-decouple-with-control License(s): MIT
Topics: ksp, kerbal space program, mod
Community Software
by ko
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mangni ki hadi
Topic: mangni
Community Software
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videocutterjoiner
Topic: Video software
Community Software
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fid1808071
Topic: fid1808071
DEMU Collection
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Compilable 32-Bit listbox control source code sample & test.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
Community Software
by Ravi S. Iyer
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https://raviiyerteaches.wordpress.com/ is the blog titled, "Ravi S. Iyer's Software Lab. Courses", and sub-titled, "RAVI IYER TEACHES PROGRAMMING". This archive contains the export file of https://raviiyerteaches.wordpress.com/ which can be used to re-create the blog by anybody who is interested to do so. The export filename ends in .xml and is typically named as ravisiyer039ssoftwarelabcourses.WordPress.YYYY-MM-DD.xml e.g....
Topic: Blog Export
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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A library for deferring decorator actions This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python2-venusian . Website of the upstream project: http://pylonsproject.org License: custom:BSD See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, python2-venusian
Community Software
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4K Stogram 2.5.3.1386 + Portable + patch - Crackingpatching
Topic: 4K Stogram 2.5.3.1386 + Portable + patch - Crackingpatching
Community Software
by xfcygv
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BurnAware Professional 9.4 Portable
Topic: BurnAware Professional 9.4 Portable
Community Software
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BurnAware Professional 9.1 Multilingual + Patch
Topic: BurnAware Professional 9.1 Multilingual + Patch
Community Software
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Advanced SystemCare Pro 10.0.3.671 Multilingual + License Keys + Portable-xV
Topic: Advanced SystemCare Pro 10.0.3.671 Multilingual + License Keys + Portable-xV
Community Software
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Atlantis Word Processor 3.0.2 Final + keygen - Crackingpatching
Topic: Atlantis Word Processor 3.0.2 Final + keygen - Crackingpatching
Community Software
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AVG 2016 v16.131 Build 7924 Final [X86X64][Internet+Antivirus]Incl Key-xV
Topic: AVG 2016 v16.131 Build 7924 Final [X86X64][Internet+Antivirus]Incl Key-xV
KSP CKAN Mods
by IgorZ; Why485
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Small stock-alike lights that sit flush for lighting up your stations and ships. Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/139724-surface-mounted-stock-alike-lights-for-self-illumination/ Repository: https://github.com/ihsoft/SurfaceLights License(s): CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0
Topics: ksp, kerbal space program, mod
DEMU Collection
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Net Time 2.00: Keeps time/date synchronized on a network.
Topics: DEMU Collection Unsorted, BBS Programs and Utilities
Arch Linux Historical Archive
by Arch Linux
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A framework for online field experimentation This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python-planout . Website of the upstream project: http://facebook.github.io/planout License: custom:BSD See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, python-planout
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Plugins for gnome-do This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for gnome-do-plugins . Website of the upstream project: http://cooperteam.net/ License: GPL3 See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, gnome-do-plugins
Arch Linux Historical Archive
by Arch Linux
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Open source server monitoring agent that stores metrics in Elasticsearch This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for topbeat . Website of the upstream project: https://www.elastic.co/products/beats License: APACHE See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, topbeat
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Mock/Stub/Spy library for Python This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python-flexmock . Website of the upstream project: http://has207.github.com/flexmock License: BSD See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, python-flexmock
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Tesseract OCR data (lao) This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for tesseract-data-lao . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tessdata License: APACHE See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, tesseract-data-lao
Community Software
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ARK Survival Evolved V 1 0 96 Www.juegosandroid 68.com
Topic: ARK Survival Evolved V 1 0 96 Www.juegosandroid 68.com
Community Software
by Icoaraci Angelo Santana Meira
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Hyperspace Ship with hyperdrive fix.
Topics: hyperspace, hyperspace travel, hyperspace ship, hyperdrive, space ship, space, ship, Ângelo,...
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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EMPR Random Cockpit (SuperOptic Speed)
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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bdrv Rovastar fantastic website m8 .milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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bdrv + flexi va ultramix 148 [zenarchy brevity].milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Airhandler (Last Breath Eden).milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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bdrv + flexi va ultramix 148 [zenarchy preparedness].milk
bdrv generally weird [flexis 'pain in the spine' color edit].milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Airhandler (Last Breath Dust God).milk
bdrv et al Rovastar Harlequin's Dynamic Fractal (Dual Spiral Mix ) rmx.milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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bdrv + goody fragmental experiment9 ultramix 151.milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Anchorpulse (Pulse of an Invisible Ghast).milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Antidote (Hour of Trauma).milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Antidote (Dread Ringer).milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Antidote (Grave Abnormity).milk
beta106i Airhandler (Radial Dreamers) mash0000 unload stones into black market torture houses.milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Anchorpulse (Starfoil).milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Antares Nebula.milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Airhandler (Star Crush Party Hybrid 6).milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Antares.milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Airs (Windy).milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Antidote (Meltdown).milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Airhandler (Last Breath Sigh).milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Anthem of Randomness (Bold Statement).milk
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beta106i Airhandler (Radial Dreamers Nightmare).milk
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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beta106i Airhandler (Radial Dreamers).milk
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beta106i Antique Strings (Circular).milk
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beta106i Fall Wall.milk
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beta106i Demon Light.milk